Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

Four out of five of us express support for the Endangered Species Act. Its attackers should take note.

July 27, 2018

As the climate warms, beaver dams could help the arid West store water and lock up carbon. Doesn’t sound like the work of a “pest” to me.

July 20, 2018

Scott Pruitt is out—but can the new EPA chief escape Pruitt’s shadow of endless scandals, incompetence, and corruption?

July 13, 2018

Whatever the decision, action is needed—and sooner rather than later.

June 29, 2018

The American people believe in climate change—and are committed to doing something about it.

June 15, 2018

For the oceans’ sake, we’d better hope so.

June 08, 2018

Why transit-oriented development projects need to include affordable housing amid all those luxury condos and cafés.

June 01, 2018

The survivors of the 2013 disaster in West, Texas, would disagree.

May 25, 2018

Urban wildlife isn’t in our backyard. We’re in its front yard.

May 18, 2018

On the first anniversary of the agency’s removal of climate change info from its website, a look back at one of the earth’s roughest years on record and the fight to set things right.

May 11, 2018